KIXI Music News

What’s happening with your favorite KIXI artists?  We’ve got it here.  Check back often to keep up with the latest music news, this page is updated throughout the day.

Jeff Beck to Get “Loud” in July with New Album

Thumbnail for 188598

Rick Kern/WireImageMore information has emerged about Jeff Beck‘s new album. Loud Hailer — Beck’s first studio offering since 2010 — arrives on July 15. The disc features young English vocalist Rosie Bones on nine of its 11 tracks; the other two are instrumentals. Some of the songs on the album include “Shrine,” “The Revolution Will Be Televised,” “Scared for the …

Read More »

Joe Walsh Announces Summer Solo Tour

Thumbnail for 188581

Credit: Andrew MacphersonJoe Walsh is having a busy year. The Eagles guitarist will head straight back out on the road for a solo tour after he winds up his current co-headlining trek with Bad Company. The solo tour will kick off July 16 in Cincinnati and keep Walsh on the road for a month. Walsh plans to play material from …

Read More »

Lynyrd Skynyrd to Play Pre-RNC Show; Van Zant Preps Live DVD

Ron Jenkins/Getty ImagesLynyrd Skynyrd will perform in Cleveland on July 17, the night before the official kickoff of the Republican National Convention. Johnny Van Zant, Gary Rossington and the boys will provide entertainment at the Welcome to Ohio Late Night party in downtown Cleveland. Although not an official RNC event, the Cleveland Rocks 2016 will be hosted by Ohio Speaker …

Read More »

Lots Going On: Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” & More to Get Reissues

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesThis month marks 45 years since Marvin Gaye released his landmark album, What’s Going On. The 1971 effort — which included the title track, “Mercy Mercy Me” and “Inner City Blues” — was ranked number six on Rolling Stone‘s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. To mark the occasion, Universal Music will be unveiling …

Read More »

Bob Weir: The Dead Isn’t Dead

ABC/Randy HolmesBob Weir has a lot on his plate this year, including the Dead and Company project. That band also includes former Grateful Dead drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, as well as singer-guitarist John Mayer who is a star in his own right. But according to Weir that’s the tip of the iceberg. He tells The Guardian, “I’m also …

Read More »

Michael Nesmith Hopes to Make It to “Some” of The Monkees’ 50th Anniversary Shows: “It’s Not Gonna Be a Surprise Appearance”

Bobby Bank/WireImageLast night, The Monkees kicked off their tour in honor of the band’s 50th anniversary, as well as their forthcoming album, Good Times! Original member Michael Nesmith won’t be joining band mates Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork on the road, but he’s hoping to make it to “some” of the shows. “If we target one that we know we’re …

Read More »

Goin’ to California: Lawyer Asks Court to Order Plant and Page to Appear in Court for in Copyright Case

Thumbnail for 188547

Art Zelin/Getty ImagesThe “Stairway to Heaven” copyright infringement trial is set to begin in less than four weeks, and lawyers representing the interests of late Spirit guitarist Randy California want to make sure that Robert Plant and Jimmy Page are in the courtroom when the trial starts. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a lawyer has brought a motion to compel …

Read More »

Paul McCartney Duets with 10-Year-Old Fan at Argentina Show

Thumbnail for 188534

Mary McCartney/MPL CommunicationsPaul McCartney invited a young fan on stage to join him Tuesday night during a show at La Plata Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ten-year-old Leila Lacase was in the audience, holding up a sign asking Sir Paul to sign her teddy bear. McCartney went one step further and invited both Leila and her mom up on stage, …

Read More »

Report: Joe Jackson Hospitalized with High Fever

Thumbnail for 188536

Ian Gavan/Getty ImagesJoe Jackson, father of the late Michael Jackson, has been hospitalized, according to a report. The patriarch of the Jackson family went in for a routine check-up on Friday when the appointment took a turn for the worse, TMZ says. A source tells the site that Joe was scheduled for some tests with his personal doctor when he …

Read More »

Lionel Richie Remembers Prince as If He Were a Band Mate

Thumbnail for 188512

Credit: Alan SilfenLionel Richie and Prince never recorded together, however the former Commodores leader thinks of the Paisley Park star as if they performed in concert together every night. “You have to understand that I referred to me; Michael Jackson; Prince; Earth, Wind & Fire; and Phil Collins — as being in the same band,” Richie tells Scotland’s Sunday Post. …

Read More »